What’s new at BioImmersion?

September 18, 2018

Dear Friends

What’s new at BioImmersion?   Plenty!  And, we are very excited to share the good news this week.  First, we are almost done updating all the labels.  Thank you, Hovie Hawk, our amazing website and label art designer who we think has done a beautiful job! Secondly, we continually seek out and incorporate into our formulas more powerful plant materials and bio-available nutriceuticals. Our proprietary blends of naturally occuring, whole probiotics, complete with their supernatant and ORNs are better than ever. We have been working in the last two years with our scientists and researchers to advance and update our formulations according to the latest scientific findings.

As ususal, we are not trendy or commercial – we hold firm to scientific research and formulate accordingly.

Here is a glimpse of four advanced formulas.  I’ll expand on them in the coming weeks.

(1)  GLUCOSINOLATES & SULFORAPHANES:  Organic Broccoli Sprouts

  • This product advances the Cruciferous Sprout Complex, with six timesthe potency of sulforaphane potential.
  • Glucosinolate is the precursor molecule to glucoraphanin which is the precursor to sulforaphanes.
  • Sulforaphes enhance detoxication of aflatoxins, the most dangerous of mold toxins, and air-borne pollutions, and is a major inducer of phanse 2 detoxication enzymes for liver detox.

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(2)  ENERGY:  Plant Ultra Minerals with Apple Extract

  • Our proprietary blend of ancient plant minerals and apple extract has been clinically testedto increase ATP levels by enhancing mitochondrial ATP production.
  • Resistance training with healthy males saw increases in their strength and endurance while taking this product.
  • Supplementation with our Energyblend of ancient peat minerals and apple extract enhanced resistance training-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy without affecting fat mass or blood chemistry of rhese healthy males.

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(3)  No. 7 Systemic Booster:  The New Longevity

  • The new longevity: In research, aging is linked to a variety of chronic illnesses that occur due to a continual inflammatory state in the body, which accelerates stem cells’ deterioration and ultimately lessens our ability to regenerate. 
  • The No 7 combination of Polyphenols (from high active berries, fruit, veggies, and greens), Fibers, Prebiotic, B12, Fructo Borate, Folate, Chromium, and the new blend of naturally occurring whole Probiotics with their Supernatant and ORNs offer potent calming nutrients and rejuvination.
  • The No 7 boosts many systems in the body: the GI Tract, Urogenital, Osteo-skeletal, Cardiovascular, Brain and Neurological, Detoxification, Metabolic, Digestive, and Energy.

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(4)  High ORAC Synbiotic:  Post Antibiotic Care

  • The High ORAC is 10 times more potent with Total ORAC of 40,000ppm! The advanced formula’s Polyphenols re-energize our bodies by boosting nitric oxide levels in the blood; stimulate antioxidant activity while reducing ROS; improve cellular oxygen consumption.
  • The new naturally occuring whole probiotics with Supernatant and ORNs create a more acidic ph balance in the gut, allowing a better growth of good organisms while creating an antimircrobial effect that protects the GI tract membrane from opportinistic pathogen- e.g., Candida.
  • Since antibiotics often unbalance the microbiome (GI Tract) resulting in overgrowth of yeast in the gut and vagina, we have chosen plant extracts that have antimicrobial properties, and together with the probiotic, reduce pathogenic populations, calm the GI, and restore normal balance to the microbiome.

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References:

  • Zhang, Y., Kensler, T. W., Cho, C. G., Posner, G. H., & Talalay, P. (1994). Anticarcinogenic activities of sulforaphane and structurally related synthetic norbornyl isothiocyanates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 91(8), 3147-3150.
  • Zhang, Y., & Tang, L. (2007). Discovery and development of sulforaphane as a cancer chemopreventive phytochemical. Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 28(9), 1343-1354.
  • Don James, Sridevi Devaraj, Prasad Bellur, Shantala Lakkanna, John Vicini and Sekhar Boddupalli, Novel concepts of broccoli sulforaphanes and disease: induction of phase II antioxidant and detoxification enzymes by enhanced‐glucoraphanin broccoli, Nutrition Reviews, 70, 11, (654-665), (2012).
  • Joy, J. M., Falcone, P. H., Vogel, R. M., Mosman, M. M., Kim, M. P., & Moon, J. R. (2015). Supplementation with a proprietary blend of ancient peat and apple extract may improve body composition without affecting hematology in resistance-trained men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(11), 1171-1177.
  • Joy, J. M., Vogel, R. M., Moon, J. R., Falcone, P. H., Mosman, M. M., Pietrzkowski, Z., … & Kim, M. P. (2016). Ancient peat and apple extracts supplementation may improve strength and power adaptations in resistance trained men. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 16(1), 224.
  • Moco, S., Martin, F. P. J., & Rezzi, S. (2012). Metabolomics view on gut microbiome modulation by polyphenol-rich foods. Journal of proteome research11(10), 4781-4790.http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr300581s.
  • Duda-Chodak, A., Tarko, T., Satora, P., & Sroka, P. (2015). Interaction of dietary compounds, especially polyphenols, with the intestinal microbiota: a review. European journal of nutrition54(3), 325-341. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-015-0852-y
  • Federico, A., Morgillo, F., Tuccillo, C., Ciardiello, F., & Loguercio, C. (2007). Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in human carcinogenesis. International Journal of Cancer, 121(11), 2381-2386.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Federico et al. in their research paper, Federico, A., Morgillo, F., Tuccillo, C., Ciardiello, F., & Loguercio, C. (2007). Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in human carcinogenesis.  International Journal of Cancer, 121(11), 2381-2386, state that a wide array of chronic inflammatory conditions predispose susceptible cells to neoplastic transformation.

Inflammatory condition occurs when the generation of free radicals and active inter-mediates in a system exceeds the system’s ability to neutralize and eliminate them.  Reactive intermediates of oxygen and nitrogen may directly oxidze DNA, or may interfere with DNA repair.

The above link takes you to this review which focuses on some of these intricate events by discussing the relationships occurring among oxidative/nitrosative/metabolic stress, inflammation and cancer.

You can see now when contemplating on the features and benefits of our products outlined above that they have major applications for this chronic inflammation condition and its down stream consequences.

 

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Dear Friends
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High ORAC Synbiotic is back in and what a powerful formula it is.

With a potent mix of polyphenols and two pedigreed strains of colonizing Bifido and Lacto species.

  • The CFU per capsule of L. acidophilus and B. longum (50:50 mix) is over 25 billion.
  • 3000 ORAC value per capsule with grape seed extract, wild blueberry, quercetin, resveratrol, wild bilberry, cranberry, tart cherry, prune, raspberry and strawberry.
  • The organic chicory root inulin is 100mg.

We understand how upsetting back orders can be. One of our absolute commitments to you is creating the highest and most potent therapeutic foods, probiotics, and nutraceuticals. But to do so, at times, we have to reject batches of the raw materials. Plants and foods are unpredictable, with different moisture levels, potency, and consistency. The typical practice is to simply keep these batches and get a reduction in price to help profit margins. But this practice is not part of our sourcing, formulating, and manufacturing.

The BioImmersion’s products are truly special, and one of a kind in the supplement industry for multiple reasons. We make small batches of each product often to ensure therapeutic potency.  Our sourcing of raw materials is strict and thorough; plants are grown to produce very high actives.  We encapsulate without excipients, which means there are no flowing agents, fillers, or additives. We are currently the only company that fills every plant-based (vegan) capsule with only high active, powerful ingredients.  Our collaborating partners are holistic minded scientists, doctors,  farmers, and manufacturing experts — a network of thoughtful professionals who care greatly about your health.

It is very difficult, expensive, and time consuming to produce such fresh, pure, and powerful products in small batches. Please know that we have you in mind when we produce each and every batch of our products. Call us for suggestions on what to use as different foods and probiotics are multi-dimensional and can easily preform the same tasks.

To your health!

References

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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We believe that alive, potent foods is real medicine. Consuming mostly a whole food, plant-base, organic diet is the medicine of the future for all humanity to truly thrive.

 

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Dear Friends
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Berry phenolics selectively inhibit the growth of intestinal pathogens.

Such is the title of Puupponen‐Pimiä et al.’s (2005) research on berry phenolics.  The purpose of the their study was to determine the effects of berries and berry phenolics on selected pathogenic gastrointestinal bacteria and to identify single phenolic compounds possessing antimicrobial activity.

Phenolic’s antimicrobial activity has gained importance as phenolic berry extracts inhibit the growth of selected Gram-negative intestinal bacteria and are not active against Gram-positive beneficial probiotic lactic acid bacteria (Puupponen-Pimiä et al. 2001).

The study includes a selection of Scandanavian berries whose collective polyphenolic content is similiar to what is present in the offering in our High ORAC Synbiotic.

The outcome of the study showed that Staphlococcus, E coli, Salmonella were inhibited, while lactic acid bacteria such as L. rhamnosus was not effected.  This is particularly important because the increased incidence of antibiotic resistant strains of the above pathogens.  Staph. aureus, the most dangerous of drug resistant pathogens was well inhibited by this collection (Puupponen‐Pimiä, 2005).

BioImmersion’s High ORAC Synbiotic powerfully mixes polyphenols with Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species.

Per capsule: A minimum of 25 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) of probiotics and a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) score of 3000 from the berry phenolics.  The extracts include blueberry, bilberry and grape seed extracts along with other whole berries, quercetin and resveratrol.

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References

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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The modulation of the gut microbiome composition by alteration of food habits has potentialities in health improvement or even disease prevention.

Polyphenols are extensively metabolized by gut bacteria into a complex series of end-products that support a significant effect on the functional ecology of symbiotic partners that can affect the host physiology.

Moco, S., Martin, F. P. J., & Rezzi, S. (2012). Metabolomics view on gut microbiome modulation by polyphenol-rich foods. Journal of proteome research, 11(10), 4781-4790. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr300581s.

 

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Recent studies show that dietary polyphenols support the growth of good bacteria in the gut while inhibiting pathogenic bacteria.

Dueñas et al.’s (2015) study entitled, A survey of modulation of gut microbiota by dietary polyphenols, showed that dietary polyphenols contribute to the maintenance of intestinal health by preserving the gut microbial balance through the stimulation of beneficial bacteria (i.e., Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria) and the inhibition of pathogenic bacteria, exerting prebiotic-like effects.

One of the many beneficial effects attributed to dietary polphenols is due to phenolic metabolites formed in the gastrointestinal tract through the interaction with good lactic acid bacteria. The outcome is the formation of more good bacteria and the inhibition of various pathogenic bacteria and yeast.

BioImmersion’s High ORAC Synbiotic powerfully mixes polyphenols with Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species. Per capsule: A minimum a 25 billion probiotics and a high ORAC score of 3000.


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References

  • Duda-Chodak, A., Tarko, T., Satora, P., & Sroka, P. (2015). Interaction of dietary compounds, especially polyphenols, with the intestinal microbiota: a review. European journal of nutrition54(3), 325-341. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-015-0852-y
  • Dueñas, M., Muñoz-González, I., Cueva, C., Jiménez-Girón, A., Sánchez-Patán, F., Santos-Buelga, C., … & Bartolomé, B. (2015). A survey of modulation of gut microbiota by dietary polyphenols. BioMed research international2015. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/850902/
  • Gupta, A., Dwivedi, M., Mahdi, A. A., Gowda, G. N., Khetrapal, C. L., & Bhandari, M. (2012). Inhibition of adherence of multi-drug resistant E. coli by proanthocyanidin. Urological research, 40(2), 143-150. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00240-011-0398-2
  • Heinonen, M. (2007). Antioxidant activity and antimicrobial effect of berry phenolics–a Finnish perspective. Molecular nutrition & food research, 51(6), 684-691. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.200700006/full
  • Moco, S., Martin, F. P. J., & Rezzi, S. (2012). Metabolomics view on gut microbiome modulation by polyphenol-rich foods. Journal of proteome research, 11(10), 4781-4790. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr300581s
  • Nohynek, L. J., Alakomi, H. L., Kähkönen, M. P., Heinonen, M., Helander, I. M., Oksman-Caldentey, K. M., & Puupponen-Pimiä, R. H. (2006). Berry phenolics: antimicrobial properties and mechanisms of action against severe human pathogens. Nutrition and cancer, 54(1), 18-32.
  • Puupponen‐Pimiä, R., Nohynek, L., Hartmann‐Schmidlin, S., Kähkönen, M., Heinonen, M., Määttä‐Riihinen, K., & Oksman‐Caldentey, K. M. (2005). Berry phenolics selectively inhibit the growth of intestinal pathogens. Journal of applied microbiology, 98(4), 991-1000.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2005.02547.x/full

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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The modulation of the gut microbiome composition by alteration of food habits has potentialities in health improvement or even disease prevention.

Polyphenols are extensively metabolized by gut bacteria into a complex series of end-products that support a significant effect on the functional ecology of symbiotic partners that can affect the host physiology.

Moco, S., Martin, F. P. J., & Rezzi, S. (2012). Metabolomics view on gut microbiome modulation by polyphenol-rich foods. Journal of proteome research, 11(10), 4781-4790. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr300581s.

 

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Think better with blueberry

January 22, 2018

Dear Friends

blueberry X 4The CNS (the brain and spinal cord) is particulary vulnerable to oxidative stress, and this vulnerability increases during ageing (Joseph et al, 1998).  In fact as Dr. Joseph put it, “the brain becomes a hot bed of free radical activity in our old age.”

Shukitt-Hale et al. (2015) demonsrated in her research titled, The beneficial effects of berries on cognition, motor behaviour and neuronal function in ageing, the powerful cognitive effects by adding blueberry extract and strawberry extract to the diets of senile old rats.

The results showed that rats consuming the berry diets exhibited enhanced motor performance and improved cognition, specifically working memory. In addition, the rats supplemented with blueberry and strawberry diets showed increased hippocampal neurogenesis and expression of insulin-like growth factor 1.

What about research today on the bioavailability of blueberry polyphenols and their beneficial effect with human subjects?

Sandhu et al. (2017) explored the metabolic fate of blueberry anthocyanins after daily (90 days) supplementation of freeze-dried blueberry (equivalent of 1 cup of fresh blueberries).  Their conclusion was that blueberry anthocyanins are absorbed and extensively metablized resulting in the production of various phenolic acid derivatives and their conjugates, all together contributing to the bioavailability and beneficial effects associated with blueberry comsumption.

Miller et al. (2017) studied men and women between the ages of 60 and 75 years. Their findings showed that the group consuming the equivalent of one cup of blueberries daily for 90 days exhibited significantly fewer errors in a verbal learning test and increased mental flexibility on a task-switching test, relative to the placebo group.

BioImmersion powerhouses for polyphenolics supplementation for a healthy brain: 

References

  • Joseph, J. A., Denisova, N., Fisher, D., Shukitt-Hale, B., Bickford, P., Prior, R., & Cao, G. (1998). Age-related neurodegeneration and oxidative stress: putative nutritional intervention. Neurologic clinics, 16(3), 747-755.
  • Joseph, J. A., Denisova, N., Fisher, D., Shukitt‐Hale, B., Bickford, P., Prior, R., & Cao, G. (1998). Membrane and receptor modifications of oxidative stress vulnerability in aging: nutritional considerations. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 854(1), 268-276.
  • Miller, M. G., Hamilton, D. A., Joseph, J. A., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2017). Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition, 1-12.
  • Sandhu, A., Miller, M. G., Shukitt-Hale, B., Edirisinghe, I., & Burton-Freeman, B. (2017). Metabolic Fate of Blueberry Anthocyanins after Chronic Supplementation in Healthy Older Adults. The FASEB Journal, 31(1 Supplement), 646-20.
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Bielinski, D. F., Lau, F. C., Willis, L. M., Carey, A. N., & Joseph, J. A. (2015). The beneficial effects of berries on cognition, motor behaviour and neuronal function in ageing. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(10), 1542-154.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

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